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Business Resources for ISU Extension Specialists

This guide provides information about business resources available to ISU Extension Field Specialists.

Other Guides

Guides for specific business disciplines are listed below. The other guides are a work in progress. If you have a suggestion for a guide, please contact me using the contact information on the right.

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This general guide designed to acquaint you with the business resources available at the Iowa State University Library. It covers the library catalog, major business databases, and selected web resources available through ISU. If you need additional help, feel free to contact the Business Librarian, Jeff Kushkowski, whose contact information is located in the sidebar on the right of the screen. Also check the "Other Guides" link for guides on specific business disciplines.

Distance Access to Library Resources

To login from off-campus:
Off-campus login to My Library Card (My Account) and licensed materials can be two ways.

For both instances turn off your VPN connection if you are using one.

Net-ID Login

All users with an Iowa State University (ISU) Net-ID will use the Net-ID choice to sign into the library system. In all cases, users with a valid Net-ID will use it to log into library systems.

Net-ID login notes:

  • Your Net-ID is the portion of your ISU email address that appears before the @ symbol, as in:
  • If the user has already signed into OKTA, they may be automatically be routed to the library system or resource they are attempting to access without being asked to log in again.

OpenAthens Login

Users that do not have a Net-ID but who have an ISU OpenAthens account will use the OpenAthens choice to sign into the library system. The OpenAthens userid will be the email address on file for the user at the library.

After clicking on the OpenAthens choice shown in Figure 1 the user will see the screen shown in Figure 2. They will again select the OpenAthens choice. They will then see the screen shown in Figure 3. They will enter their OpenAthens userid (email address) and password in the area highlighted by the red box.

NOTE: Your Net-ID is the portion of your ISU email address that appears before the @ symbol, as in:

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Jeffrey Kushkowski
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Business and Economics Librarian
150 Parks Library
515 294-2408